People on Social Media Come Together to Show Solidarity With Brussels After Attacks
News| | By Lauren Boudreau
Brussels, Belgium became the latest victim for terrorism this morning when two explosions ripped through the Zaventem airport and, later, Maelbeek metro station.
This attack comes just months after the Paris terrorist attacks that occurred on November 13, 2015.
Despite the sadness, anger, and fear many are feeling, people all across the world on social media are sharing their support and well wishes. The hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles (I am Brussels) emerged on Twitter where people are posting inspiring messages.
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 22, 2016
Other people, on the other hand, are sharing their frustrations along with their humor.
— laura zøvi (@LauraZovi) March 22, 2016
The hashtag #IkWilHelpen (I want to help) is being used to guide those who may be displaced or in need of any sort of help to someplace safe to stay. People are using it to offer ride shares and shelters. The hashtag was originally started by Alexandre Alaphilippe, BuzzFeed reports, who is a communications manager, and just wanted to provide people with a way to get help if they needed it.
If you’re stuck in Brussels, we have a sofa. We’re rue Edith Cavell, near Churchill #OpenHouse
— David Geilfus (@davidgeilfus) March 22, 2016
— Isabelle Dumortier (@IsabelleD911) March 22, 2016
S'il y a des gens de Bruxelles coincés à Namur, je peux héberger/recueillir quelqu'un, ne serait-ce que pour un peu de soutien #Brussels
— Mali (@IamNanouche) March 22, 2016
Many others are tweeting their kind thoughts and sharing their experiences of generosity from the Belgian people.
#Brussels: cars stopping at bus stops to offer lifts to stranded commuters. Very nice!
— 0xCAFED00D (@saschaleib) March 22, 2016
Other social media accounts were set up specifically to help people with securing transportation.
— Brussels Lift (@BrusselsLift) March 22, 2016
With all the pain and suffering that comes out of tragedy, it’s safe to say that it can really bring people together, especially in 2016 when sharing information and support for other people is so easy and convenient.
Here’s to Brussels, and here’s to hoping it doesn’t happen again.
— ♔ Sabela (@SabellaMarieTV) March 22, 2016
— Nida Qureshi (@q_nida) March 22, 2016
— Bourbonblog.com (@bourbonblog) March 22, 2016